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Legislation #: 090660 Introduction Date: 7/30/2009
Type: Resolution Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER MARCASON
Title: Establishing a task force to review the implementation of the Economic Development _ Incentive Policy for the City.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
7/29/2009 Filed by the Clerk's office
7/30/2009 Referred to Finance and Audit Committee
8/5/2009 Hold On Agenda (8/12/2009)
8/12/2009 Hold Off Agenda
7/21/2010 Release
7/22/2010 Released

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RESOLUTION NO. 090660

 

Establishing a task force to review the implementation of the Economic Development & Incentive Policy for the City.

 

WHEREAS, on August 8, 2006, the voters of Kansas City adopted a new charter for the City of Kansas City, Missouri; and

 

WHEREAS, Section 807 of the Charter requires that the City enact by ordinance a policy which reflects best practices for the prudent use of economic incentives; and

 

WHEREAS, on May 31, 2007, the City established a taskforce to develop and recommend an economic development and incentive policy for the City; and

 

WHEREAS, on September 20, 2007, the City passed Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 070943 accepting the recommendations of the citizens task force on economic development and incentives; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council desires to review the practical implementation of the economic development and incentive policy and to address and expedite the technical review; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council recognizes the need for improved communications and cooperation among the City, the Economic Development Corporation, other Taxing Jurisdictions, and the Development Community; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council desires to streamline the economic development process for the good of all Kansas Citians, work with our business community and partner taxing jurisdictions; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the Mayor and City Council establish a task force to review the implementation of the Economic Development & Incentive Policy.

 

Section 2. That the task force define roles and responsibilities of the City, its Statutory Agencies, the Economic Development Corporation and recommend process improvements within 90 days of passage of this Resolution.

 

Section 4. That the task force will hold two user round tables; one for input from other taxing jurisdictions and the other for input from members of the development community. The task force will report back their findings and recommendations to the City Council.

 


Section 5. That the task force members be composed of the following:

 

         Mayor or designee

         One member from the Planning and Zoning Committee

         One member from the Finance and Audit Committee

         City Manager or designee

         Director of Finance or designee

         Director of Planning or designee

         Two members of the EDC Executive Board

         CEO of the EDC or designee

         One member from Jackson County Government

         One member from Clay County Government

         One member from Platte County Government

         Two members from the Development Community

 

Section 6. That the taskforce members from the Planning and Zoning Committee and Finance and Audit Committee will serve as co-chairs of the task force and will select the two members from the development community.

 

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